Diego Schwartzman bested the US Open champion, Dominic Thiem, in a fantastic five sets and five-hour quarterfinals match on Tuesday. He will now play Rafael Nadal on his first Grand Slam semifinals at Roland Garros. However, Argentine believes he can beat the Spaniard this week.
After a thrilling battle against his buddy Thiem, Diego expressed his interest in watching Rafael Nadal and Jannik Sinner’s quarterfinals match in Roland Garros.
Additionally, the 28-years-old said, “I know Rafa is the guy who has to win or who is in the best position to win today and maybe play the semifinal against him. But I will see the match, just trying to enjoy it. I have two days free, so I’m not thinking yet about the semifinal.”
While Diego was excited about observing a match between the greatest player of all time and an emerging player, he also decided Spaniard as a landlord of Roland Garros. For a reason, Nadal’s remarkable performance record of 12 titles on Parisian Clay.
World number fourteen continued, “For sure, I’m going to be awake. It’s going to be tough to sleep. I’m going to see that match b/c it’s a nice match to watch, a very nice match to watch. Sinner is a great guy, a great young weapon. Rafa is the legend here, is the owner of this place almost.”
“I’m Going To Be Perfect In SF”: Diego Schwartzman
Even though Argentine has a wary of his records against King of Clay Rafa, he is confident about himself due to his recent Clay surface performance. Diego also defeated the Nadal in Rome Masters, where he reached his first ATP Masters final.
Speaking about his semifinals match, Schwartzman went on to explain, “I’m not sure because if I see the history, I’m 10-1 down [to him]. I’m not sure if I’m going to have a lot of confidence (laughter). But, yeah, I know this week that I can beat him. That’s an important thing.”
“Before this match(quarterfinals), I was doing a great job winning in 3 sets. That’s why it’s very important to win when you have the opportunity in 3 sets b/c when is coming to the 5 sets, you have to have the fuel tank full. I think after two days, I’m going to be perfect in SF.,” he concluded.